The Demons’ nightmare continues

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DISTRICT

RYE were taken back to the horrors of last season when they came up against Red Hill in MPCA District cricket on Saturday.

Despite coming down a grade after being humiliated last season, the Demons wound back the clock a full year when it lost 16 wickets in a day for just 64 runs.

The Demons were sent in to bat on the opening day of their match at Red Hill Reserve, lasting just 21.4 overs as they were bowled out for 32.

Jarrod Saw with 14 was the only Rye bat to score double figures.

Glen Collett was at his menacing best for the Hillmen with 5/16 from 11 overs while Simon Dart claimed 5/13 from 7.4 overs.

The Hillmen then went out and hit a quick fire 7/185 off 40.5 overs before sending Rye back in for the final 18 overs of the day. Felix McKillop top scored with 76 and Brent Martin hit 46.

Collett picked up 2/12 in the second innings and Lincoln Toy claimed 2/6. The Demons have just four wickets in hand and need more than 120 runs to make Red Hill bat again.

Boneo is also in a world of pain after dropping 12 wickets on the opening day against Mt Martha.

The Pandas were sent in by the home side and were bowled out for just 44 in 31.3 overs.

‘Extras’ was the highest score with nine.

Rhys Whitling was the pick of the Reds’ bowlers with 5/11 from eight overs while Kyle Bendle helped himself to 3/11 of 6.3 overs.

In reply, the Reds declared at 8/140, chasing quick runs. Mitch Darville top scored for the home side with 45 while Sean Spencer and Leigh Janssen picked up 4/45 and 4/33 respectively for Boneo with the ball.

Boneo is 2/41 in its second innings, still 55 runs behind.

Rhys Elmi smacked 121 as Baden Powell scored 217 against Seaford. Chris Cleef picked up 4/62 to be the pick of the Seaford bowlers.

In reply, Seaford is travelling nicely at 0/40.

Heatherhill is in a strong position heading into day two of its match against Seaford Tigers.

The Tigers were bowled out for 175 with Dave James top scoring with 57 and Gavin Whyte hitting 39. Max Watters was also solid at the end with 24.

Matty Meagher was the best of the Hills’ bowlers with 3/29 off 11 overs while Jake Theobald was also solid with 3/42 from 10 overs.

In reply, Heatherhill is 2/91 with Kristian Miller unbeaten on 50.

Brad Hogan-Keogh crafted a superb 113 to help Flinders to 9/229 against Delacombe Park.

The home side was in some early trouble at 3/30 before the Sharks got on top.

Ricky Ramsdale bowled 30 overs and picked up 3/95, while Dean Blight was superb with 2/16 from 21 overs.

First published in the Mornington News – 18 October 2016

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